PDF files on iBook

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    Has anyone come up with a good solution for reading PDF files in iBook yet as Calibre makes my old reference books unreadable, I have the new iBook update but still I don't appear to be able to select them to be able to load on my iPad. I use a MacBook with snow leopard and the most recent version of iTunes.

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    Strange. I have no problems to read pdf files in iBook.
    I receive the pdf files through email to my iPad (version 1). When I tap on the pdf attachment, it opens. I then save it to iBook (one of the save options). When I close it. it becomes a document on the shelves in iBook. From there I have no problems to open it again. I use a PC, when I create the pdf file (with the free program doPdf versions 6 and 7) and send the email.
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

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    Hi

    I am having trouble with downloading pdf files to the ipad 2. Although I can download them, when I go to open them there is no content on some. The blank pages are there but no text. I find that google books pdfs come up okay and of the rest its a lottery as to which appear and which are blank. Can anyone anvise this newbie to Ipad whats going wrong ???

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    I carry a lotof manuals in pdf, I use Evernote and 'docs to go' when I hit save, I'm offered which to save to, I select and they appear.
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    As ipadbraincell suggests, what app are you using to view them? Are you trying to view them in Safari or iBooks or some other app? There are some 'features' of the latest PDF release that cannot be displayed by the iPad but that should be fixed soon.

    Tim

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    Unless you have a problem, not sure if you can alter page length for instance, I wonder if some of your pdf's have a lot of blank pages?

    I've just been in several sites hoovering up 30 or more manuals, all worked fine and some run to over 300 pages

    Once I view the PDF I Tap the top of the screen, this brings up the 'save in iBooks' and 'save in (choices) icons, select and all done.
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    Nope, no such problem.
    Best Regards

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